Wednesday, August 12, 2009

BBC is too good at character portrayal

Willoughby is a scoundrel of scoundrels. I hate him. And Lucy Steele makes me twitch. Mrs. John Dashwood I would gladly poison and Eleanor's strength makes me cry.

7 comments:

Owl of the Desert said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book and movie. I agree - I've always admired and appreciated Eleanor's quiet strength. It's not until the end that you realize how much she has been holding in.

Owl of the Desert said...

Wait a second...no mention of Colonel Brandon??

He's quite something, himself.

amelie said...

Dude. If you haven't seen the BBC Persuasion, go watch it. It's amazing. Her hair bugs the stew out of me, and she looks creepily at the camera sometimes, but otherwise, it's *wonderful*.

Max-Frederick said...

The new one??
It really is great!
so, you should watch it, like she said.

Katie said...

Sense and Sensibility is my favorite Jane Austen movie, which really isn't a popular opinion, I find. But yeah. The characters really come alive in the BBC version.

Little Lady said...

Eleanor and Anne Elliott are very relatable characters to me. I seem to process my emotions the same as they do. I love the movie!

rachel tsunami said...

The "creepy" looking at the camera thing that Ann does in the BBC Persuasion, is actually (imo) an excellent cinematic device that draws the viewer into Ann's soul and emotions. I found myself empathizing and sharing more in her heartpain and her joy as though I was a close friend who was there witnessing it all.